Portugal – The Algarve

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To discover the real beauty of the Algarve our escorted walks, through glorious countryside decked with flowers, may be the answer. In recent years the Algarve has become increasingly popular with walkers who realise that much of the countryside and coastline remain unspoilt. Your walking guide will show you the very best of the region while allowing you time to appreciate all that you see. Your resort, Armação de Pêra, boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve, pretty coves, a panorama of brightly coloured fishing boats and a range of high-quality fish restaurants. So why not pack your walking boots and enjoy the best that the Algarve has to offer?

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

Portugal – The Algarve

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 93%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb in Armaçao de Pera
  • Three included walking excursions
  • See the Algarve's coastline and lovely hinterland

DAY ONE: Flight to Faro and transfer to your hotel in Armação de Pêra, just 45 minutes away from the airport. Seven nights half board accommodation is reserved for you.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: In resort with three included walking excursions.

Walk 1: Chapel of Our Lady of the Rock to the Alfanzina lighthouse. You start with a short transfer by coach to the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rock. From there you cross the bays of Praia de Benagil and Praia de Marinha. You follow narrow paths in an area where the cliffs are made up of different colours of rock – excellent photo opportunities, and there are impressive blowholes, too – to reach the Alfanzina lighthouse. You will return to the hotel by coach. The walk is 5.5 miles, with climbs totalling 150m approx.

Walk 2: Estombar to Silves. Your walk starts near the natural springs of Estombar (15 minutes away by coach), which also provides the water for the nearby rice fields. You will follow the Arade River – the Moors had their regional capital here. The area is rich in birdlife, and you will pass plantations of orange and lemon trees, as well as lavender. You complete your walk in the centre of the pleasant village of Silves, where there is time to explore before you return to the hotel. 5 miles, climbs of 50m.

Walk 3: Luz to Praia Dona Ana. The starting point of this walk is the fishing village of Luz (45 minutes away by coach). You will walk uphill on small footpaths and then continue along the picturesque coastline. In the springtime especially, wild orchids accompany you on your way, together with Affodile and Mastric bushes. There is also a marvellous view across to the Ponta da Piedade, an impressive rock formation in the sea. Finally, you will reach Praia Dona Ana, very close to Lagos and your finishing point. The town is closely associated with Henry the Navigator, and was the starting port of many Portuguese voyages of discovery in the 15th and 16th century. Before you return to the hotel, you will have time to explore Lagos. 6 miles, climbs 80m.

On one of your free days, we will offer a half-day excursion to Monchique, with a 5-mile walk.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until your transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Extend your holiday – extra week’s stay available in resort.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, we also offer it with a touring programme.


Portugal – The Algarve

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 93%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

THE HOLIDAY INN ALGARVE (formerly the Hotel Garbe) ****, Armação de Pêra (seven nights)
This well-appointed 4-star hotel commands a prime position with a stunning panoramic view of the bay of Armação de Pêra, within strolling distance of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Its facilities include a restaurant serving buffet-style meals, lounge, bar, free wifi in reception and swimming pool. Rooms are equipped with bath/shower, wc, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and satellite television. Sea view rooms are available at a supplement. Entertainment is provided on certain evenings. (www.hialgarve.com)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 88%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking Holiday - Portugal – The Algarve
Holiday code: 7WAA
Supplements per person:
Single Room: Nov 2018 Feb 2019 No supplement
Other Dates: £120
Sea View Twin/Double Room: £90
Travel Insurance: £44.95
Travel insurance - Extra Week: £10
Extra week: £340
Supplements on some holidays vary by departure date - the applicable price will be shown when booking.

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Prices shown are based on the shared occupancy of twin/double standard rooms, and are subject to availability. Please refer to ‘Accommodation’ for details of any room supplements (including single rooms) and extended stay costs that apply to this holiday. Further details in our FAQ.

Data as at 22/03/2018 at 18:47:05

It was a lovely holiday. Hotel very good, Guides etc. perfect. Thank-you, this was my fifth PTS holiday, all of them good!

Mrs P, Norfolk

What a good holiday! Joao was an excellent guide - very humorous & informative. Conny and Ricarda were great walking guides too. One of the best holidays I have been on.

Mrs C, Beverley, E Yorks

This has been the first organised walking holiday I’ve taken and it surpassed my expectations! I have been immensely impressed by the level and care of the organisation of each day’s activities and of the manner in which the tour leader has conveyed both practical and ‘of interest’ information in a thoughtful – yet humorous way. Throughout the week it’s been great to be able to relax while undertaking fantastic activities, feeling confident that everything has been carefully organised and arranged. All the guides have been intelligently informative and helpful and put in far more than the job seems to require. Undertaking this holiday you feel like an individual, not a client. All the walking routes have been brilliant, diverse and beautiful. Overall for me this has been a great week with a good balance of activity and free time. Caring and thoughtful guides and lovely locations! Thank you very much all concerned. I really expect to book with PTS again.

Ms P, London

Our third holiday with PTS; we would recommend them to other walkers.

Mr & Mrs F, Huddersfield

An excellent holiday. Hotel staff so good, especially chef & waiters with my gluten free diet. Guides John & Ricarda wonderful. Very many thanks.

Mrs A, Derbyshire

I spent the week of the 29th September in Portugal, Walking and just wanted to say that I thought the holiday was excellent. Many Thanks.

Mrs B, Leeds

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